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1742]                   To Horace 'Mann                    173
Don't be uneasy; your brother Ned9 has been here to wish me joy: your brother Gal has been here and cried; your tender nature will at first make you like the latter; but afterwards you will rejoice with your elder and me. Adieu!
Yours ever, and the same.
Feb. 9, 174J.
You will have had my letter that told you of the great change. The scene is not quite so pleasant as it was, nor the tranquillity arrived that we expected. All is in confusion ; no overtures from the Prince, who, it must seem, proposes to be King. His party have persuaded him not to make up, but on much greater conditions than he first demanded ; in short, notwithstanding his professions to the Bishop1, he is to insist on the impeachment of Sir R, saying now, that his terms not being accepted at first, he is not bound to stick to them. He is pushed on to this violence by Argyll, Chesterfield, Cobham 2, Sir John Hinde Cotton, and Lord Marchmont. The first says, 'What impudence it is in Sir K. to be driving about the streets ! ' and all cry out, that he is still minister behind the curtain. They will none of them come into the ministry, till several are displaced ; but have summoned a great meeting of the faction for Friday, at the Fountain Tavern3, to consult
0 Edward Louisa Mann, eldest son of Robert Mann, Deputy Treasurer of Chelsea Hospital ; d. 1775.
LETTER 63. — *• Seeker, Bishop of Oxford. Walpole.
2 Richard Temple (circ. 1669-1749), ftrst Viscount Cobham. ; served in the army, and distinguished himself in Marlborough's campaigns. Envoy
to Vienna, 1714-15; Governor of Jersey, 1723; General, 1735; Field Marshal, 1742. He was a friend of Pope and Congreve, both of •whom, celebrated him in verse. He rebuilt the house at Stowe, and laid out the celebrated gardens there. 3 In the Strand.